Non-Linear Stationary Subspace Analysis with Application to Video Classification


Mahsa Baktashmotlagh, Mehrtash Harandi, Abbas Bigdeli, Brian Lovell, Mathieu Salzmann ;
Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Machine Learning, PMLR 28(3):450-458, 2013.


Low-dimensional representations are key to the success of many video classification algorithms. However, the commonly-used dimensionality reduction techniques fail to account for the fact that only part of the signal is shared across all the videos in one class. As a consequence, the resulting representations contain instance-specific information, which introduces noise in the classification process. In this paper, we introduce Non-Linear Stationary Subspace Analysis: A method that overcomes this issue by explicitly separating the stationary parts of the video signal (i.e., the parts shared across all videos in one class), from its non-stationary parts (i.e., specific to individual videos). We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach on action recognition, dynamic texture classification and scene recognition.

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